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Child, bitten by shark, recovering

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The 6-year-old boy, who was bitten by a shark Tuesday, is ok and recovering at St. Mary's Medical.

The shark bite occurred just north of the Juno Beach Pier. Nikolaus Bieber says he was positive it was a bull shark that bit him in his thigh.

Doctors aren't so sure about that, but say, whatever it was, it did some damage. "It's pretty amazing, if you see the way it's all stitched up. And the size of the wound, and it all came back together, so it gives us a lot of hope," said the victim's father, Matthew Bieber.

"Tons of people are in the water in Florida every day all over the country, and it [was] just wrong place, wrong time," added the victim's mother, Christian Bieber.

Doctors say Nikolaus is in good spirits and will walk again. The best case scenario will be at the end of a week of recovery and worst case within two weeks.

One thing, they say, for sure is the 6-year-old boy is very lucky.

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